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The Star Anise Arts Cafe

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1 Gloucester Street, Stroud GL5 1QG, England
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A second home

Star Anise is ideally located and has a spacious indoor and out door area. It attracts the regular cultural creative, alternative, anthroposophical arty types - and almost certainly is a hot spot for chess players and community minded people. I highly recommend their excellent quality coffee... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Star Anise is ideally located and has a spacious indoor and out door area. It attracts the regular cultural creative, alternative, anthroposophical arty types - and almost certainly is a hot spot for chess players and community minded people. I highly recommend their excellent quality coffee, Friday fish and chips, the croissant with melted cheese or anything really! The staff... More 

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Stroud, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Outstanding place with beautiful and imaginative organic food. Head chef Nicholas is endlessly innovative and you can sample a range of delicious macrobiotic food here. Also a great venue for music and meetings. Great cakes and coffee too! Best cafe in a town of great cafes!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Really nice local cafe with a strong community feel. Very wide selection of teas and various drinks, plus delicious cakes (some of which are gluten free). Lovely atmosphere. Haven't tried the more substantial food but I've heard it's tasty.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Delicious, healthy, well-made, organic food and wonderful tea and coffee. I would rather support places like this that actually care about healthy food than other cafes and restaurants that are just out to make money with overly fatty, sugery, or salty dishes that are way to heavy on the meat etc.

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Really recommend Start Anise. Love the healthy ingredients and tasty recipes. Fridays fish n chips worth queuing for but then why miss out the rest of the week?

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very nice café in Stroud with excellent range of cakes for various diets e.g. vegan, gluten free etc. Varied menu, which always includes vegetarian and vegan options.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Lovely venue on way out of town - huge range of things to eat and great coffee. They also seem to have event nights and noodle nights were mentioned...

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Cotswolds
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is what Stroud is all about! Beautiful healthy food, carefully cooked. Staff who care and a lovely relaxed atmosphere in comfortable surroundings.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We always used to go to Woodruffs for breakfast in Stroud but have been disappointed there the last few times so decided to try Star Anise which was excellent - like Woodruffs of old. Very nice breakfasts including a vegan fry up we'd highly recommend. Good drinks and lots of different milks on offer for coffees etc. Service very pleasant... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Wasn't a brilliant experience, after ordering a slice of cake we were told that they had none left of any kind. We decided to order coffee instead which came with nice presentation but didn't taste as good as it looked - it needed to be warmer! the atmosphere was lovely however and the café looks good:-)

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Additional Information about The Star Anise Arts Cafe

Address: 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud GL5 1QG, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Stroud
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: Vegetarian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud GL5 1QG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Stroud

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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